Our selection process is based only on talent and motivation. We don't care what degrees you may or may not have, if you have any previous programming experience, or your ability to pay. If you possess curiosity, determination, and drive to succeed, then we want you as a Holberton student.
Our automated admissions process is completely "blind" to remove human biases. It was created specifically to identify smart, motivated people and doesn't take into account previous education, work experience, gender, ethnicity, or age. There's also no cost to apply — the only requirement is a GED or high school diploma.
Our standalone specializations help professionals build on prior experience. They are designed to help you take your career to the next level. To join one of our standalone specializations, prior experience is required.
Please pay attention to the requirements of the pathway you select. Our application process will confirm that your skills are at the required level to be successful in our experienced coder programs.
— Steven G., cohort 4 (SF Campus) and Software Engineer at Pinterest
"Before I came to this school, I knew virtually nothing about coding or how an operating system works internally. Now I feel I can confidently say I possess that knowledge in addition to acquiring the priceless skill of independent learning with a large support system to aid in the process."
— Angie D., cohort 7 (SF Campus)
"I chose this program over a master's degree because I only have to pay [Holberton] after I am able to get a job. Holberton offered me the chance to change careers and make a real difference in my life."
At Holberton, we believe that people from every community and background should have the opportunity to become a software engineer. That is why we offer two options of paying for tuition — Deferred Tuition: Income Share Agreement (ISA) or Upfront Tuition.
|No Upfront Tuition
(Income Share Agreement)
|Eligibility||Lebanese Citizen, Lebanese Permanent Resident||Other visas|
|Payment schedule||Monthly payments start when you earn at least $1k/month ($12,000 / year equivalent)||Upfront|
|Cost||Your repayment is based on your income once you start working. If you repay less than the tuition amount in the 42 months of qualifying payments, we will forgive the difference. You will pay up to a different ISA cap depending on the number of 3 months modules you select.
||You will pay $3,500 for one module of 3 months or you will pay less per module for 2 or more 3 months modules selected.
|See ISA calculator|
|Estimation||Annual Salary||Monthly Payment|
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|Full Upfront Tuition Cost:|